Six Women's Water Polo Players Named to CWPA All-Academic Team
June 16, 2008
BRIDGEPORT, PA - The George Washington women's water polo team placed six players on the 2008 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) All-Academic Team and was one of 12 teams to earn All-Academic squad honors, the league announced Monday.
GW's team grade-point average of 3.26 ranked fifth-best among the CWPA's 18 programs.
Rebecca Stein `08 and sophomore Marissa Stamler earned outstanding status for posting grade-point averages between 3.71 and 4.0. Of the 91 student-athletes who qualified for the CWPA All-Academic Team, only five had a GPA higher than Stein. Stein, who was the co-recipient of the GW Athletic Department's Student-Athlete Advisory Council Senior Female Athlete Academic Award last month, chipped in 13 goals, six assists and 16 steals for the Colonials in 2008.
Stamler, a driver, led GW with 31 goals, nine assists and 40 points to earn second team All-CWPA Southern Division honors this season. Stamler also ranked third on the team with 31 ejections drawn and fourth on the team with 21 steals.
Athletes were nominated by their coach/sports information director and were active participants on the team and a full-time student at the institution which nominated them. Further, each student-athlete achieved a 3.2 cumulative Grade Point Average or higher based on the most recent grades posted through the fall semester of the 2007-08 academic year.
GW eclipsed its 2007 win total with seven victories in 2008 - Villanova (twice), Siena, Grove City, Fresno Pacific, Occidental and Macalester. The Colonials lose four seniors, but return 12 letterwinners for the 2009 season.